QC Technician in Richmond Hill at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 9/5/2019

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Richmond Hill
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Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


ON Richmond Hill

Job Type:


Job Posting Title:

QC Technician

Job Description:


Quality Control Technician



Reports to:

Quality Supervisor

Employment Type:

Full-time, Permanent



Hours of Work:

12 hour shifts, 84 hours bi-weekly, Night Shift with flexibility to cover day shifts if required.

About Protenergy Natural Foods:

Protenergy Natural Foods Corp. is a rapidly growing and profitable mid-size company specializing in the manufacturing of aseptically packaged natural food and beverage products.  Founded in 2004 by industry veterans who recognized an opportunity to bring innovative technologies to the food production industry, the company has a strong track record of growth.  Our parent company, Treehouse Foods of Oak Brook, Illinois, is a food manufacturer servicing primarily the retail grocery and food service distribution channels, and is one of the largest private label food manufacturers in the United States. 

Our Environment:

Protenergy Natural Foods maintains a 24 hour 7 days per week continental shift rotational environment. Shifts are 12 hours, from 7am to 7:30pm (days) or 7:00pm to 7:30am (nights). We maintain a 2-3 rotation, where in fourteen calendar days you will work a total of seven where every other weekend is a long weekend

Position Summary: This position will implement quality assurance procedures to assure conformance of incoming ingredients, materials and finished products to establish specifications and quality standards.

Key Responsibilities:

Batch Testing:

  • Responsible for organizing, testing, modifying, re-sampling and releasing all aseptic soup batches.
  • Must be proficient at setting up, calibrating and performing;
  • Total Solids, Brix, pH, Density, Sodium and Organaleptic evaluations.

Analytical Testing:

  • Responsible for organizing and testing all aseptic final product.           -
  • Must be proficient at setting up, calibrating and performing; Code interpretation, Total Solids, Brix, pH, Density, Sodium and Organaleptic evaluations.
  • Conduct sensory evaluation as required.


  • Assist with micro testing, pH testing  and plating when required, i.e. busy season or early release requirement
  • Read all plates and fill in the micro record for manager’s signature. If any counts found investigate.  
  • Collect, pack and send samples to outside lab.
  • Change hot room temperature chart

Line Tests:

  • Package integrity evaluation
  • Case inspection, case code inspection.
  • Peroxide test
  • Cooler inspection.
  • Glass check
  • Line start up check
  • Hourly batch pH test check
  • Line weight checks
  • Pasteurizer checks


  • Initiate NCR, place Hold tags on product if in the building.
  • Update NCR book
  • Follow up and close open NCR’s

Environmental Testing:  

  • Perform in-house Environmental Air testing, in-house Environmental Aerobic & Listeria swabbing, in-house water testing. 
  • Collect & send out to third party lab Environmental swabs for salmonella testing, aerobic testing, water testing.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Post secondary education required. Bachelor’s degree in a Food Science related field is preferred.
  • 1-3 years of experience in the Food Industry
  • Organized and a meticulous eye for detail and accuracy
  • Exceptional analytical skills
  • Team player with ability to work cross-functionally, enthusiastic, strong communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Self-starter / strong initiative
  • Familiar with CFIA/FSEP audit system
  • Ability to lift up to 30 lbs

Protenergy Natural Foods Corporation welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Disability Assistance
TreeHouse Foods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including those with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to disability-accommodations@treehousefoods.com. In your email please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying.

EEO Considerations

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

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